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April 17, 2024/Woonsocket, RI

In conjunction with the Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Awareness and Preservation Weeks, the Woonsocket Historical Society is conducting an historical tour of the Precious Blood Cemetery on Sunday, April 28 at 1:00 pm.    The cemetery is located at the corner of Rathbun Street and Diamond Hill Road.

This is a free tour.  Plan on meeting at the corner at 1:00 at the gated entrance.  The tour is expected to last 1.5 hours.  Plan on wearing comfortable shoes. 

With the establishment of Precious Blood Church in Woonsocket in the 1870's, Rev. Charles Dauray recognized the need of a parish cemetery and purchased the land.  Today this is still an active cemetery, however, since 1954 there are no longer any plots available for sale.   There are a little more 23,500 burials, of which only a little more than 59% are marked.

According to the organizers, there are many famous Woonsocket people buried at the cemetery, and many who are not so famous but who have an interesting story. Come hear their stories.

In case of inclement weather, a rain date will be held on Sunday, May 26 at 1:00.

For more information, please contact Irene Blais at 401-595-3062.